The base library and GHC 6.10

Sean Leather leather at
Thu Aug 28 07:48:32 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 13:12, Ian Lynagh wrote:

> Also, GHC's current plan for the base library:
> essentially means forking base (as nhc98 would continue to use base in a
> darcs repo, while GHC would use it from a git repo, and there are no
> plans for any merging between these repos). Therefore any code that is
> to be shared between the implementations needs to not be in base, so
> from that point of view it would be good to pull out as much as
> possible.

> First the easy bit: The Data.Generics hierarchy is going to have a
> separate maintainer, and I think that everyone is agreed that it should
> be pulled out into an "syb package". I'll treat this as not part of base
> from here on.

For what it's worth, I would be happy to see "syb" in a git repository. And,
if I understood everything correctly, that's what you plan on doing.

BTW, thanks for putting out these updates, Ian. They are very helpful.

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